Workshop 9am-4pm
The Daytime Cinematography Workshop provides an on-set learning experience, giving you a behind-the scenes look at the process I use in my filmmaking.  I’ll show you how I deal with working in a fast turn-around environment like Saturday Night Live while still delivering my best work, so that you can do the same no matter what you shoot— from commercials, movies and documentaries to weddings, corporate videos and live events.

We’ll start the day with a short film script and totally break it down; I’ll show you how I scout locations, design shots, put together my lighting plans, and select my gear package.  Then we’ll actually shoot a few of the scenes. I’ll pull my crew from the audience and demonstrate exactly how I set up camera moves, light a master shot with matching coverage, and work with audio.  We’ll take the footage all the way through my normal on-set workflow, from the camera all the way to the edit using the latest footage management tools.  Finally, we’ll end with a look to the future of 4K delivery, discussing vital 4K considerations both on set and in post.
"Alex has a way of presenting advanced cinematography concepts that usually take a few semesters to get at a traditional institution, and he does so in a way that is totally accessible. Don't be intimidated by the fact that he's also an Academy Award Nominee, his lectures have something to offer filmmakers at any level."
Vincent Laforet,
DGA Director/DP/Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer
All ticket holders may attend
hands-on hour
with cutting edge gear
We’re assembling some of the most buzzed-about new technology from NAB, including the new MōVI stabilized camera gimbal(!) along with the incredibly efficient Hive plasma-lights,  the latest rigs from Kessler Crane and the entire lineup of Canon Cinema-EOS cameras.  We will also have a 4K media management station setup so that you can walk through my workflow process for yourself.  This is the same gear that I use in my own work and that I will be using throughout the workshop so you’ll see how I work with it,  and then you’ll have the opportunity to try everything out for yourself.
The Workshop Schedule 9:00am-9:00pm
Daytime Cinematography Workshop 9:00am-4:00pm
  • 9:00am -
    Introductions: Overview and “Case Study” clips of my work that we’ll recreate
  • 9:15am -
    Script Breakdown: Table Reading and discussion of ideas for shooting the script
  • 9:45am -
    Location Scouting: How to properly tech scout a location
  • 10:00am -
    Shotlists & Diagrams: How I design master shots and coverage
  • 10:15am -
  • 10:30am -
    CREW CALL: Introduce the camera, grip, electric and audio departments
  • 11:00pm -
    Shooting Demo #1: Shooting coverage/Dramatic lighting
  • 12:00pm -
  • 1:00pm -
    Shooting Demo #2: Camera Movement
  • 2:00pm -
    Shooting Demo #3: Interview Setup
  • 2:30pm -
    Shooting Demo #4: Mōvi Demo
  • 3:00pm -
    Shooting Demo #5: Shooting 4k/Green Screen
  • 3:30pm -
  • 3:45pm -
HANDS-ON HOUR With Cutting Edge Gear (All Ticket Holders May Attend)